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‘It’s heartbreaking’: mother of Archie Battersbee says he was bullied online
Exclusive: Hollie Dance, who fought legal battle to stop her son’s life support being switched off, says he received threatening messages

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @2:48 PM

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Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for academic over social media use
Court documents reveal reasons for Awad Al-Qarni’s arrest – even though rulers are major investors in social media platforms

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

15, Jan, 2023 @12:57 PM

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WhatsApp and other messaging services left out of new Australian misinformation code, regulator says
Australian Communications and Media Authority wants social media companies to hand over information on how they respond to complaints

Paul Karp

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I want to get off WhatsApp and call my friends instead’: the thing I’ll do differently in 2023
I’ve replaced real conversations with texted chats and I miss speaking to the people I love

Annie Macmanus

26, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp owner has been fined nearly €1bn by EU since September 2021

Dan Milmo and agencies

28, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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TechScape: How to quit Twitter – and where to go instead
Elon Musk’s chaotic first week as chief twit has crystallised fears that the site is in a death spiral. Here’s a handy guide to other platforms – from a Slack-style chatroom to the anti-Twitter

Alex Hern

08, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Unfollow? Block? And who gets custody of the WhatsApp groups? How to break up in the digital age
Social media has made finding love easier, but ending relationships even messier. Here’s how to finish things online without losing your mind

Louis Staples

04, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Ministers creating ‘wild west’ conditions with use of personal phones
Unsecured mobiles, email accounts and WhatsApp chats could pose national security risk, intelligence experts warn

Peter Walker, Dan Sabbagh and Pippa Crerar

30, Oct, 2022 @7:05 PM

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Should my friend make more effort to keep in touch now she lives abroad?
Martha is fed up with at her mate’s flakiness. Niamh says living five time zones away makes communication difficult. You make the call on who’s in the right

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

21, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Textplay review – Beckett and Stoppard SMS comedy is short on lols
A virtual exchange imagined between two theatrical greats is full of literary references, mannered jokes and inconsequential chatter

Arifa Akbar

12, Oct, 2022 @11:42 AM

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Simone Lia: Personality types found in WhatsApp groups – cartoon
From the overusers to the clueless…

Simone Lia

09, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5m of Rooney’s legal fees
High court says Vardy must cover 90% of fellow footballer’s wife’s costs after she lost libel trial

Jim Waterson Media editor

04, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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